dan kirsch | creative director
January 2018: Dan started work at Cape Fear Regional Theatre on January 1 as Managing Director. From August 2016-December 2017, he worked with Time Out Youth Center, Charlottes LGBTQ youth center. Prior to Charlotte, Dan served as Executive & Artistic Director of Diversionary Theatre, San Diego’s LGBT Theatre for six years, and then served as Cultural Arts Director for the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax for 4-1/2 years. At Diversionary, he commissioned and directed the premiere of the Harvey Milk tribute play Dear Harvey by Patricia Loughrey and Thomas Hodges, also directing the play at the 2010 FringeNYC Festival.
Dan has worked in arts management and for LGBT social justice organizations since 1982, including 15 years in Charlotte (1990-2004) working for such companies as North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet), Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, One Voice Chorus, OutCharlotte LGBT Cultural Festival, and the Lesbian & Gay Community Center of Charlotte on Central Avenue.